'Reading Browning Intertextually: "A Toccata of Galuppi's" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

Hawlin, Stefan (2015) 'Reading Browning Intertextually: "A Toccata of Galuppi's" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn". Victorian Poetry, 53 (3). pp. 263-279. ISSN 0042-5206

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Abstract

This essay is a close reading of Browning's crucial mid-career poem "A Toccata of Galuppi's". It identifies and explores the intertextual relationship between “A Toccata of Galuppi’s” and Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” affirming the latter as the crucial inter-text for the former. “A Toccata of Galuppi’s” is revealed as a metatextual commentary, providing an interesting midnineteenth-century perspective on Keats’s ode, where we can see aspects of the tension in Browning’s sensibility between “Hebrew” and “Hellene” being played out.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Robert Browning; John Keats; "A Toccata of Galuppi's"; criticism and interpretation; intertextuality
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: School of Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Literature
Depositing User: Stefan Hawlin
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 14:59
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 14:59
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/294

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